In post-conflict Sri Lanka, gains in security and safety during the past 18 months following the declared end to the war with the Tamil Tigers, have not been accompanied by advances in governance and transparency. New laws have not been enacted and entrenched attitudes towards corruption remain unaddressed.
The report aims to keep corruption high on the agenda among the country’s leaders, with a view to enhancing integrity in public institutions, through reinforcement of parliamentary democracy and autonomy of oversight institutions, for example.
Engaging people to keep anti-corruption high on the agenda
While pressuring government for anti-corruption reform, TISL is also raising public awareness of the problem. Last month, it worked with Pradesheeya Sabha (local authority) to organise an exhibition to foster anti-corruption awareness in civil society.